An instrument for cultural resistance

In conjunction with Fragments of Epic Memory, the AGO is hosting a series of steel pan performances in Walker Court. We spoke to Toronto-based steel pannists Earl La Pierre and Suzette Vidale to learn about this important piece of Trinidadian history.

Turning Modernisms Inside Out

Enjoy art talks from the fourth edition of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Conference, happening September 30 to October 2.

Discussing Disorientation

Presented by the AGO on September 28, Giller Prize-winning author Ian Williams talks about his new collection of essays, Disorientation: Being Black in the World, with bestselling author and activist Desmond Cole.

Building self-determination

The AGO welcomes artists Nanook Gordon and Brianna Olson-Pitawanakwat of the Native Arts Society for an Art in the Spotlight discussion about their work building an important platform for Indigenous artists in Toronto.

Food is political

How do you preserve art made from rotting fruits and vegetables? Sjoukje van der Laan, AGO Assistant Conservator, Contemporary Art, and Interpretive Planner Nadia Abraham answered this question with Ron Benner’s installation Anthro-Apologies (And the trees grew inwards – for Manuel Scorza)(197980) in a recent Close Looking talk.

Radical visions

Important thought leaders and artists from across the African diaspora come together for an AGO Art in the Spotlight to discuss the Black radical imagination.

Artfully honouring access

The AGO and Tangled Art + Disability teamed up on a series of videos featuring the important work of six artists.

A continued conversation

Indigenous educators and artists Robert Durocher, Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis and Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight engaged in an important discussion about Residential Schools yesterday.

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